LTO: Only 101 Drunk Drivers Apprehended Nationwide During First Half of the Year
In a recent report, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) revealed that only 101 motorists were caught in violation of Republic Act 10586 or the Anti-Drunk Driving Act. Of that number, 100 were first-time offenders.
The same report claims that since 2015, the transport agency has provided a total of 756 breathalyzers to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and its offices in different regions. In addition, 818 personnel coming from different government agencies including the LTO, PNP, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have been deputized to arrest violators of the Act since 2016. With all these resources, it may come as a shock to learn that only 101 violators were apprehended all over the country in the span of six months. What do you think? Is this number acceptable? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.